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The Sum of All Fears (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

The Sum of all Fears is a shooter reminiscent of Rogue Spear. The look and feel is alike, although it's simplified in its gameplay mechanics. It is also not a huge departure in comparison to the original version, but obviously converted to a top-down perspective.

The game's story is built around the Tom Clancy book with the same title. You take control of a team of elite fighters trained for hostage rescue and anti-terror operations. Each and every team member is the best of the best. The first mission is to recapture a TV station seized by terrorists who broadcast their demands into the world. They have hostages, too, so you need to ensure that no-one gets hurt. But that's only the beginning of a global campaign against terrorism taking in 15 missions, each with a secondary and primary objective.

In this version, there are various team members to choose from which vary in their statistics (e.g. stealth, aim or reflex), and equipment. You can't make your own mission plans or switch between the team members (the others follow automatically and can't be given commands), so it comes down to controlling a team member, shooting every terrorist you see and performing various tasks (disarming security systems etc.). After finishing the campaign, the game unlocks the "Lone Wolf" mode which allows to replay the game with only one team member.

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The Sum of All Fears Game Boy Advance The mission briefing
The Sum of All Fears Game Boy Advance Always check the toilets as there's usually a hostile in there
The Sum of All Fears Game Boy Advance Beware hostiles can shoot through the bars
The Sum of All Fears Game Boy Advance Careful positioning means your less likely to get shot

Alternate Titles

  • "La Somme de Toutes les Peurs" -- French Title
  • "Der Anschlag" -- German title

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The Press Says

GameZone Dec 11, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Over Online 2002 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 08, 2002 14 out of 20 70
GameSpot Feb 20, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
IGN Feb 21, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Defunct Games Nov 19, 2002 C+ 58

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Corn Popper (69497) added The Sum of All Fears (Game Boy Advance) on Dec 07, 2002